UNI 120: Civic Engagement for Pre-Health Students
Civic Engagement for Pre-Health Students is a two-credit course designed to facilitate civic engagement for pre-health students. Students gain a better understanding of becoming an engaged citizen in the pre-health community by volunteering, reflecting on experiences, building leadership skills and educating others. This course provides pre-health students with opportunities to engage in meaningful service in the local community and gain a broad understanding of strong leadership that can impact change in healthcare while preparing for a successful graduate school application process. This course satisfies University Studies V: Explorations Beyond the Classroom.
"The service trip and visit to Campbell was eye-opening because it helped me realize how much of a commitment graduate school was and that I am going to have to think hard about the right path for my future." - Jacob, Spring 2015
"I was seriously so impressed with all that I experienced in just five weeks and cannot wait to continue volunteering with other occupational therapists as soon as I can." - Charley, Spring 2015
"The most important thing I learned in [this course] is that in order to be successful in this competitive field we are are entering, you have to know yourself." - Caitrin, Spring 2014
"There are many different aspects of applying to grad school that can seem overwhelming and this class helped me look at it in a more manageable way." - Alexander, Spring 2014
"I am extremely grateful for this class because it has pushed me to step out of my comfort zone and get more serious about my future health profession." - Meredith, Spring 2014
Service Trips & School Visits
Each semester that this course is offered, students are provided with the opportunity to visit an institution that specializes in graduate health programs and participate in a service project.
The course is offered each spring and students must receive the instructor's permission to take this course.
Students who have participated in the PULSE Learning Community are not eligible for this opportunity.